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. a shocking death. a united states ambassador in libya dead today. the obama administration taking steps now this hour to beef up security at embassies around the world. after this veteran diplomat christopher stevens along with three of his american staffers were murdered by a mob in benghazi, libya. the attack yesterday was apparently triggered by a film, a film produced by an american by the name of sam basil. considered by many to be highly offensive to islam. again, a film. these murders taking place in a country that the united states helped to liberate from the dictator moammar gadhafi and a mob attacked the embassy in cairo, egypt, yesterday. climbing the embassy walls. tearing down and ripping apart the united states flag. it's unclear if the attacks were koord natded or plans to con side with the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks here in america. but moments ago, our president obama spoke out about these killings. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats. i've alwa
that the united states had nothing to do with the youtube video that seems to have sparked the violent protests. >> this video is disgusting and reprehensible. it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage. but as i said yesterday, there is no justification, none at all, for responding to this video with violence. we condemn the violence that has resulted in the strongest terms. >> egypt is where the latest violence against the u.s. started. egypt may be where the u.s. faces its biggest challenges. you've got angry crowds protesting for a third day over a film that insults islam. now, demonstrates threw mocks and molotov cocktails, pushed through the barbed wire fencing outside the embassy in cairo. police responded by firing tear gas. ian lee is join ugs from the egyptian capital. ian, this is three days with these kind of demonstrations. first of all, do we expect that on friday, a day of prayer, it's going to be much, much bigger and more violent? >> reporter: well, it's definitely going to be a lot bigger. the muslim brotherhood is calling fo
it because he loved the work. he really thought the mission of the united states to help these fragile countries move ahead, start anew, that's what he really loved about libya. from the time that he was working to restore ties with the libyan government to being an envoy to the opposition and helping the rebels on the ground in bengzi, to now becoming the u.s. ambassador to libya, he really was someone that felt it was really important to kind of -- the democratic values and need to build proper institutions and try and have a peaceful stable country. >> we understand that he was really regarded in some ways as a hero to the rebels and the people in benghazi in particular. how did he feel? how comfortable did he feel moving around in libya? >> he felt very comfortable. that's what a lot of people are talking about today that maybe he felt a little too comfortable. chris was someone that felt very at ease in benghazi. he knew the area well. he knew the country well. so he might have not -- he might have felt a little bit more immune than some other people would to his safety because he
in the globe? >> well, suzanne, this is obviously a tragic day for the united states and for the u.s. foreign service. ambassador stevens and his three colleagues were serving our country in the most honorable way. they were out on the frontlines, and it does demonstrate that we have men and women fro the u.s. foreign service from our state department all over the world defending us every single day and so obviously the first thing we have to say today is our hearts go out to their loved ones and their families. it's a tragic day for all americans because this attack came on september 11th, 11 years after that terrible day in american history. >> nick, how do we answer secretary clinton's question when she took -- takes a look at the diplomatic mission and says, you know, we put so much into libya to turn around to have something like this happen? she clearly is trying to say that there is something that we have done that is worth all of this effort, but when you look at what has happened, how much of that is an insult, is a slap to the u.s. people? >> well, you know, suzanne, i really though
in cairo issued a statement that seemed to apologize for anti-muslim activity in the united states. that prompted the white house to quickly release another statement through an administration official saying that cairo embassy remarks were, quote, not cleared. secretary of clinton issued her own statement, condemning the attacks under the strongest possible terms, but that was not quick enough for the romney camp to blasted the obama saying it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions. and then from the obama campaign, we are shocked that at a time when the united states of america is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in libya, governor romney would choose to launch a political attack. end quote. newt gingrich appeared on cnn this morning and blasted president obama. >> when the american flag was torn down and destroyed, an american ambasdor and three other americans are killed, my reaction is not to be pleasant and caring of those tearing down our flag and insulting o iassau coun
of pressure when it comes to this. not only from the united states, but also from its own people. now, whether these people that are detained are really involved in the attack or have links to this extremist group is something that we'll have to see and see what kind of reaction we see from the extremists too. >> do we have any idea if they're related or affirmative actionated with al qaeda? there's a lot of talk about that yesterday, the possibility that that was the organization. >> not much has been revealed by the government by this group, but what we do know, suzanne, is this is not an isolated incident. over the past few months we have seen an uptick in similar attacks targeting western interests. the u.s. consulate itself was targeted in an attack back in june when a bomb detonated outside the embassy. those attacks taken place in benghazi was targeted by a extremist group, it was called the brigades. this is a true al qaeda group. we also do know that there are groups with links direct links to al qaeda that operate in the eastern part of the country. >> what is the security situation
the killings and to show support for democracy and the united states. hundreds of people stormed the headquarters of the radical islamist group that has been linked to the attack and say that they and not extremists represent the real sentiments of libyan people. >> now to benghazi, libya, where our senior correspondent has more on those pro-democracy demonstrators. >> reporter: well, randi, this is probably one of the few countries where we are seeing mass demonstrations, not just in support of the united states but more condemning the attack that took place on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. people take together streets yesterday in the thousands, demanding democracy, but more importantly demanding an end to these extremist militias whom people and the government here say were in fact behind the attack that took ambassador stevens' life and the life of three other americans. what happened is that at night on friday hundreds of these pro-democracy demonstrators began taking the situation into their own hands and storming various headquarters of known extremist militias in the ci
, a nonstate membership to the united nations. the issue of palestinian state hood was championed in one of wednesday's most highly anticipated speeches, came from egypt. 's newly elected president and the former leader of the muslim brotherhood. he called on the united states to support palestinian rights just as it did the arab uprisings. >> just as you've support the revolution of the arab people, i call upon to you lend your support to the palestinians and their endeavor to regain the full and legitimate rights of people struggling to gain its freedom and establish his independent state. >> don't expect the white house to say much about this or other issues this could further strain relations with israel. the all-important jewish vote is already being put to the test. cnn's pop at this har slow in new york with a look at that impact. good morning. >> good morning, carol. well, we had an interesting night last night, we went to two home jewish families in new jersey to join them for their yom kip pup brepur break-fast. president obama got 78% of the jewish vote in 2008. mccain, 21% of
. and rehabilitation programs the world over, including in the united states, often fail. the hope is that you the get one or two of these guys out of a whole host of them actually not to return to the battlefield. that's something of a win. but the united states has recognized this policy of repatriating them, that they may return to the battlefield. >> fran, you were just there. you were a close friend of ambassador stevens. did he ever say anything to you like we're hearing in these reports, that he believed he was on an al qaeda hit list. he was very concerned about the deteriorating security situation in benghazi? >> you know, it was august 29th, that morning ambassador stevens and i had breakfast together. we had a whole conversation because i expressed concern about the growing rise in michigans in tripoli. -- militias in tripoli. the growing number east of benghazi, growing in numbers and their arms capability there. he was clearly concerned about that. but he suggested to me at some point to go to benghazi, to see for myself. so i think he understood very well the increasing concern about ext
tell me back in june, even then, the united states was flying surveillance drone missions over and above those camps in the east of libya. >> nic robertson, thank you very much. this crisis was just unfolding when mitt romney released this statement. it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged ate tacks. the campaign started drawing fire from democrats and republicans. dana bash joins us from capitol hill. dana, this is getting nasty, but the question is, what sort of political gain, if anything, is in it for the romney campaign to release such a statement so soon? >> reporter: that's a question that's actually being asked by some republicans, not just democrats. to be clear it's democrats who are jumping on this big time, don. because of the fact that they know that voters aren't necessarily going to vote on foreign policy, but they know this is a question of crisis and leadership and mitt romney is somebody with no foreign policy experience. that's why they jumped
of the united states being torn down from embassies across the middle east and replaced over sovereign u.s. territory with the flag of al qaeda. you have tens of thousands of people being killed in syria and the administration is doing 234 nothing about it. looks like tehran, 1979, across the middle east. >> that's what many republicans are saying. the democrats and some republicans say governor romney stumbled badly when he criticized mr. obama after the death of the u.s. ambassador to libya. in the end, could you argue that romney's tactic proves successful? it did change the conversation. at least about libya. >> yeah. find it -- fascinating that so many people are talking about romney had a gaffe. it turns out he was right. that one that it was wrong to put pout an n a statement -- criticizing the -- apologizing for the video which the administration continued to do and obama will do again today in his u.n. speech. but also, you know, who had the foreign policy gaffes? it has been president obama. president obama went on "60 minutes" and called what's happening in the middle east bum
worried about the united states' relationship with the country. >> libya, very weak, as you know. their borders are porous. but still it is the obligation of the host country to protect our consulates, our embassies and our personnel. it's partially ours but we have to depend on the host country and we have to, then, sort out and rethink what presence we're going to have and what relationship we're going to have with these countries. >> u.s. intelligence officials are still investigating the incident. at least one suspect from the attack in libya has been apprehended. >>> within the hour, the department of justice's inspector general will brief lawmakers about his fast and furious report, atf's weapons trafficking investigation was connected to the death of u.s. border patrol agent brian terry in 2010. now michael horowitz, the inspector general, will testify before a house oversight committee one day after his 471-page report was released. joe johns is our crime and justice correspondent. he is in washington. morning, joe. >> good morning, carol. this is a very tough report. a l
night who are supporting president obama. >> i think he has made it hard for the united states to keep israel with this special ally status that it's had because the united states can't be pushed around by anyone. i just think that obama is being very rational and reasonable to a bully right now. >> the president taking the iran threat seriously enough right now or does netanyahu have a point? >> he has built an international coalition. he has succeeded in buildi in i embargo against iran unprecedented. >> mitt romney said things like president obama has "thrown allies like israel under the bus." he also said on "60 minutes" over the weekend that the president made a mistake by not meeting with netanyahu. the next family we met with certainly agrees,ays the president still has time to meet with netanyahu. here is their position on u.s./israeli relations. >> he has a problem on his hands of major, major proportions, he needs some help. i think that president obama has not given him any help. >> michael, you're nodding. >> i agree. the possibility of iran developing nuclear weapons capab
've said to the prime minister in every single one of our meetings, the united states will always have israel's back with israeli security. >> reporter: some of the most sensitive issues obama and romney seem to agree at least with the big picture. jerusalem is israel's capital. a final agreement should include a two-state solution with rael alongside palestine and iran must be stopped from building a nuclear become. there are differences with specific details on how to achieve those goals. romney charges that president obama hasn't been a strong enough ally to israel opposing iran. >> israel doesn't need public lectures of how to weigh decisions of war and peace. it needs our support. as president of the united states my first trip, my first foreign trip will be to israel to show the world we care about that country. >> reporter: he underscored that in the july visit to jerusalem. well, the palestinians are going to say -- >> reporter: in a tape of a closed fund-raiser back in may, romney said israel didn't have a strong palestinian part. >> not wanting to see peace anyway, committed
on the side of the united states general assembly meetings that are happening over the next couple of days. i understand that she met with pakistan's leader later today. we saw some of the most egreejs and violent protests out of pakistan over the weekend. what does she hope to accomplish from that meeting? >> well, that's one of the problems. as these countries now, the arab spring countries, are going through changes, they can have severe difficulties in moving from a repressive regime that could be 40, 50 years old into what could be democracy or maybe not. that's some of the problem that is we're seeing right now. i would like to play some sound from the secretary because she referred to that dilemma between really not letting these revolutions get hijacked. let's listen to what she said. >> the people of the arab world did not set out to trade the tierney of the dictator for the tearany of a mob. there is no dignity in that. the people of benghazi -- in their midst and clee re-claimed the honor and dignity of a courageous city. they mourn the loss of ambassador chris stevens, a friend an
disconnected. if you're president of the united states, you're president of all americans. how badly does this affect the campaign, or does it not? >> talk about it on a couple of different levels. talk about the base republican level. in some ways this might help in a very small amount, might help mitt romney, poppy, with some of the base voters, with republicans who actually believe this. if you listen to what he says, he is talking about the politics of itting and the fact that the country is split. but it is also very, very, very incendiary language that he uses to make that ex-plan in addition. short term this is devastating. 24-hour news cycle is a 48-hour news cycle warren jeffs mitt romney h-- mitt romney has to answer questions is this going to have a long-term effect. we have 49 days until the election day. is this something that can be a fatal blow to his campaign? we don't know the answer to that yet. but now the romney campaign, poppy, does not want to be talking about this. >> and it's not just that issue of the 47% of americans that don't pay federal income taxes on the sur
that said that people who served in our military could be permanent residents of the united states. >> he did say what he wouldn't do, but he wouldn't specify what he would do to solve the immigration problem in the country. still a lot of questions for his voters there. >> he tried to make light or at least show that he, you know, has some humor that, he knows how to make light of kind of an awkward movement -- moment. did that translate? did it work? >> well, it's funny when you think about it. his father was born in mexico in the state of chau wau wau. he has distanced himself from that part of his heritage, and that can be a two-way street because on the one hand it could have helped with latino voters, but, on the other hand, it would have been compromising when it comes to the conservative base of the republican party. let's see how he handled it. >> are you sure you're not hispanic? >>ty think that might have helped me here at the university of miami. as you know, my dad was born of american parents living in mexico, but he came back to this country at age 5 or 6 and was -- he reco
here in the united states of america. >> reporter: now, mitt romney for his part, his campaign and republicans are saying that this is blatantly political, that this isn't coincidental, that president obama is making this announcement today as he is in ohio and he called it too little too late. as i mentioned before, suzanne, president obama is saying, you know, i have been doing things for a while, pointing back to 2009, an action that he took on tire imports from china, so trying to make the case that, no, this is something that he has steadily been doing. it is an issue that matters, and, obviously, you know, in a state like ohio and other manufacturing states, this is something that is on the mind of voters. >> briana, do we know how it's playing out in ohio? i know that there's a new poll number that is out as well. >> reporter: yeah, there are some poll numbers out. it's kind of a mixed bag because one of these polls -- and nbc news-wall street journal maris poll, and i should mention that awful these were taken after the convention show that president obama is ahead by s
, and 150 miles from san antonio. roads leading to the united states have been blocked off. >>> space shuttle "endeavour's" final flight has been delayed again because of the weather. it's now expected to hitch a ride on top of a 747 tomorrow. it will make its way from florida's ken day space center to the science center t will make several stops along the way. >>> derrick rose knows pain. rose's rehabbing this offseason after tearing an acl in the playoffs. it wasn't strenuous workouts that made him teary eyed last week, but thoughts about children in his native chicago. check out rose at the rollout of his new adidas shoe. >> it is -- it is truly a blessing where all this stuff is going on in this city, a kid from englewood got some positive. that makes me feel so good. >> rose tells espn he has been praying for the chicago school strike to end. so, with a tentative deal in place, why are students still not in the classroom today? covering the strike in chicago, kim la. >> reporter: tas emotional not just for the students but the teachers. no reports of any children being injured or
represent the very best of the united states of america. we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act and make no mistake, justice will be done. >> as the story continues to unfold, we're getting in new information into what may have prompted attacks in egypt and libya and may have more to do with the anniversary of 9/11 than with a movie that insulted the muslim faith. looking at the consulate, that was after the mob attack. it wase our americans lost their lives. youeard jill dougherty lkg about how they died. among them, the u.s. ambassador libsther stevens. this was cairo, ypt last night as aob atackedur embassy there. they tore down the amenand shre. waoring in senior international correspondent nick robertson. he's in london. what can you tell us about the people were liky behind these attks? >> reporter: we know the last attack on the conlate w the 5th of june. chris stevens was there at the time as well. the notes left behind said that the attack was revenge for the killing of a seen r your al qaeda figure. they said he was killed in
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